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" Our situation is truly distressing. The check our detachment sustained on the 27th ultimo has dispirited too great a proportion of our troops and filled their minds with apprehension and despair. The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts... "
The Life of George Washington,: Commander in Chief of the American Forces ... - Page 453
by John Marshall, Bushrod Washington - 1804
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1852
...Our situation is truly distressing. . . The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts, are dismayed, intractable, and impatient to return. Great numbers of them have gone off, almost by whole regiments. With the deepest concern, I am obliged to Confess my want of confidence...
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General Greene

Francis Vinton Greene - 1893 - 332 pages
...of them were sick, and the militia were deserting in swarms — going off, in Washington's words, " in some instances almost by whole regiments, in many by half ones and by companies at a time." His effective force probably did not much exceed ten thousand men. Howe, having seen with chagrin Washington...
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The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political, Financial ...

1894
...troops, and filled their minds with apprehension and despair. The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a brave and manly opposition, in...some instances almost by whole regiments ; in many, half ones, and by companies at a time. This circumstance of itself, independent of others, when fronted...
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A History of the City of Brooklyn and Kings County, Volume 1

Stephen M. Ostrander - Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) - 1894
...troops and filled their minds with apprehension and despair. The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a brave and manly opposition, in...numbers of them have gone off ! in some instances by whole regiments, by half ones, and by companies, at a time." Washington was well-nigh discouraged...
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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - Presidents - 1897 - 319 pages
...when he described how in his retreat through New Jersey, "The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a brave and manly opposition in...off; in some instances, almost by whole regiments, by half ones, and by companies at a time. " Another instance of this evil occurred when " the Continental...
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The True George Washington

Paul Leicester Ford - Presidents - 1896 - 319 pages
...when he described how in his retreat through New Jersey, "The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a brave and manly opposition in...off; in some instances, almost by whole regiments, by half ones, and by companies at a time." Another instance of this evil occurred when " the Continental...
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The American Revolution, 1763-1783: Being the Chapters and Passages Relating ...

William Edward Hartpole Lecky - United States - 1898 - 518 pages
...The defeat at Long Island had totally demoralised them. 4 The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a brave and manly opposition in...off, in some instances almost by whole regiments, by half ones, and by companies at a time.' ' Their want of discipline and refusal of almost every kind...
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Pennsylvania, province and state: a history from 1609 to 1790, Volume 1

Albert Sidney Bolles - History - 1899
...apprehension and dispair. The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a manly and brave opposition, in order to repair our losses, are dismayed,...intractable, and impatient to return. Great numbers have gone off, in some instances the whole regiment, by half ones and by companies at a time." This...
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The Boy Patriot: A Story of Jack, the Young Friend of Washington

Edward Sylvester Ellis - Conduct of life - 1900 - 302 pages
...troops and filled their minds with apprehension and despair. The militia, instead of calling forth their utmost efforts, to a brave and manly opposition in...off ; in some instances, almost by whole regiments, by half ones, and by companies, at a time. This circumstance of itself, independent of others, when...
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History of Westchester County, New York: From Its Earliest ..., Part 1

Frederic Shonnard, Walter Whipple Spooner - Westchester County (N.Y.) - 1900 - 638 pages
...he said in a letter to the president of the continental congress, " instead of calling forth their utmost efforts to a brave and manly opposition, in...off; in some instances almost by whole regiments, by half ones, and by companies at a time.'' And in a letter to his brother he gave the following vivid...
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